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What is Computer Information Technology?

This program includes tracks in Information Security, Internet Technologies, Network Administration, and Programming, with a core of courses common to all. The core includes a general education component essential to a collegiate education and a technical component giving students an introduction to information systems, computer applications, program development, system maintenance, networking, security, Internet technologies, database design, and collaborative system development. In addition to core courses, students take specialty courses for their selected track.

What are my career choices?

The Information Security track will provide a solid background in information security. Fundamentals of information security, offensive and defensive techniques, and security topics such as operating system security, network security design, or other security topics are covered. This track will help prepare students for entry-level positions of network security, auditing and penetration testing, firewall configuration, and computer crime investigation.
The Network Administration track provides the concepts and skills needed to design, set-up, maintain and expand network and telecommunications systems. The curriculum provides specific training in Cisco, and/or Microsoft network systems. Upon completion of the track, the graduate will be qualified to take industry designed and recognized certification examinations. Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in installation and administration of local and wide area networks in medium to large businesses and organizations, and computer network administration positions in small businesses.
Microsoft Windows Administration This specialization covers the core skills students need to effectively build and administer computer networks from a software perspective.
Cisco Networking Associate The curriculum teaches networking based on technology, covering networking concepts using a top-down, theoretical, and hardware-based approach from network applications to the network protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network.
Microsoft + Cisco - This specialization combines the previous two specializations and fully prepares the student for introductory careers in computer support and administration.
The Programming - Software Development track prepares students to design, develop, and maintain computer programs written in current and emerging programming languages. With tracks in Information Systems and Software Development, students successfully completing this track are prepared for entry-level positions in computer programming. This track emphasizes computer software development. Students completing the Software Development track study a minimum of two computer programming languages at an advanced level and additional programming language(s) at an introductory level. Flexibility within this track allows students to focus on a specific area of software development by means of the programming languages they choose to study (object-oriented programming, database programming, game development, etc.).

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Computer and Information Technologies AAS - Information Security Track: 60-64 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Computer and Information Technologies AAS - Network Administration Track: 60-67 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Computer and Information Technologies AAS - Business Software and Support Track: 60-64 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Computer and Information Technologies AAS - Software Development Track: 60-64 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Computer and Information Technologies AAS - General Track: 60-64 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Computer and Information Technologies AAS - Internet Technologies Track: 60-64 Total Credit Hours Requirements
A+ Prep Certificate: 4 Total credit hours Requirements
CISCO Networking Certificate: 18 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
CIT Fundamentals Certificate: 23 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Computer Tech Basic Certificate: 11 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Computer Technician Certificate: 14 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Microsoft Enterprise Administrator Certificate: 22 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate: 19 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Net+ Prep Certificate: 4 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Network Technologies Specialist Certificate: 21 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Programmer Certificate: 12 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Security+ Prep Certificate: 3 Total Credit Hours Requirements


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This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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